Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tif from Tif Talks Books

Please welcome the final co-creator of Book Bloggers International, Tif of Tif Talks Books!


What is the name of your book blog?

How long have you been blogging?
My first post went live in May 2007 and I have been writing ever since.

What genres do you write about most, and why?
I read just about anything and everything!  I tend to lean towards fairy tales, paranormal, and literary fiction, and the graphic novel format is quickly become a common theme!

What's your earliest memory of reading?
Reading in bed with a flashlight under the covers!  I had a tendency to revisit favorites, often including The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner or Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

What book have you re-read the most?
I think it is a tie between the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Where's your favorite place to read?
I prefer to read in my oversized chair, but I am truly happy anywhere that I am reading.

Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?
.My favorite Harry Potter bookmark!  I can’t even remember how long I’ve had it!

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are... currently packed away into many, many boxes as we prepare for multiple moves in the next couple of years.

My TBR pile is... growing on a daily basis!!  So many books, so little time!!

One book you like that no one else seems to?
Wicked:  The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West -- I know that everyone loves the musical (I do too!), but I rarely meet anyone who loves this book as much as I do!  

How about a book that you dislike and everyone else seems to love?
Anna Karenina

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Hogwarts, of course!

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
My favorite hobby is going on adventures with my husband and kids.  I also love photography and writing.

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Hands down, the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I review a little something for the entire family!  Being a mom to two and an eclectic reader in general, reviews and conversation expand beyond the usual genre lines.

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
I regularly read a number of blogs, so this one is hard to narrow down!  Besides the blogs of Becca and Tasha, I also recommend We Be Reading, It’s All About Books, and There’s a Book.

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
The quiz can’t even decide which I am.  This is the response that I got . . . “Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:  Involved Reader, Exacting Reader, Serial Reader, Eclectic Reader.”  What does this say about me REALLY?!?


Thanks for stopping by again today!  Feel free to share any comments or questions below!


  1. I also was a Wicked book fan....before there even *was* a musical!

  2. I loved wicked! I couldn't get into the other books in the series but Wicked was perfect!

    1. FICTION STATE OF MIND ... I've been so worried about the sequels, so have yet to read them because I loved Wicked sooooo much!! I think I may be teaming up with another blogger this Fall though to do a read-along. I've avoided it long enough!

  3. I totally did the read with a flashlight under the covers thing when I was a kid, too! :)

  4. Oh, those good old Boxcar Children! I really need to revisit some of those, it's something I rarely do, but should!

    1. Shannon @ River City Reading ... I think I'm going to revisit it this fall with a read-aloud with my kids! I'm excited for it!!

  5. Oh! The Boxcar Children :) I haven't thought about those books in forever. I loved those with all my heart when I was a kid.

    Ha, love your quiz results. I guess you aren't easily categorized!

    1. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader ... Yeah for another Boxcar Children fan!! And, I guess I'm not easily categorized in all aspects of my life, so at least I'm consistent!! :)

  6. I was the only one in my book club who even finished reading Wicked...but even the women who most disliked the book love the musical :-). And I'm 100% with you on the Lord of the Rings movies!

    1. Florinda Pendley Vasquez ... The book and the musical are definitely different and I love them both for very different reasons. I often hear though that people can't get through the book! :(

  7. OMG Tif!! I am listening to Anna and it's been FOREVER because I never want to sit down and listen to it. . . it's kind of boring. Okay, that's a lie. It's totally boring. I read another book that gave away the ending, so now I keep waiting for Anna to do that thing so I know the book will end! Oh well, I only have like 3 hours left of listening to go, so I'll probably finish in like 6 months :P

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    1. Rebecca @ Love at First Book ... OMG!! I am so glad that I am not alone! Totally boring is the perfect description of this book!


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